Originally Posted by NicoFan
I was at the Nando/Rafa match in Miami. Felt really bad for him - even though I like Rafa too, I like Nando better and really wanted to see him win. I missed the first three games, but asked people around me why he was broken on his first serve, and they said he appeared tight. From what I saw in the rest of the match, it seemed like he was coming close to breaking Rafa, but couldn't quite do it. And then when he broke Rafa early in the 2nd, but got broken right back, he just seemed to get really frustrated. Keep netting or overhitting some of the shots he had been making earlier (and definitely had made in the Andy match). He kept yelling towards where his coach was sitting and kind of waving his arms. I felt really bad for him.
Also saw his match with Andy - he played so well - definitely was outplaying Andy. Even if Andy hadn't retired, Fernando would have won.
BTW - does anyone know why he didn't play doubles with Feli????
thanks for the report!! good to know he was playing well against Andy. Shame about the Rafa match though.
The question about the doubles is currently one of our unsolved mysteries!!! no one can seem to figure it out! and not only is he not playing with Feli but he's with this random Aussie dude! not even a latino!